MPEG-2 Patent Owners Turn Their Sights On Alba

Law360, New York (March 4, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- Several leading technology companies have sued British electronics maker Alba Plc in a German court for allegedly infringing patents related to the MPEG-2 digital video compression format, patent licensing company MPEG LA LLC announced Tuesday.

In addition to MPEG LA, the plaintiffs, a group of patent holders and licensees, include CIF Licensing LLC; the Trustees of Columbia University, New York City; GE Technology Development Inc.; Matsushita Electric Industrial Co.; Mitsubishi Denki K.K.; Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV; Samsung Electronics Co.; Sony Corp.; Thomson Licensing SA; and Victor...
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